By Becky Krystal
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Looking to throw a "Downton Abbey" viewing party? In addition to the accompanying recipes, here are some dishes from our database to fill out your spread:
— French 75. A sparkling wine cocktail created during World War I, when Season 2 takes place.
— Deviled Eggs. A staple on Edwardian appetizer platters, according to blogger Pamela Foster.
— Broiled Oysters With Peach and Paprika. The bivalves were another Edwardian favorite.
— Basic Roast Chicken. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, saw hers fall on the floor.
— Beef and Guinness Stew. Fitting for the downstairs staff.
— Hearty Beef Pot Roast With Red Wine and Thyme. Stereotype or not, it's still a classic.
— Shepherd's Pie. Something else that might be enjoyed in the servants' hall.
— Shiitake Beef Wellingtons. Every guest gets his or her own phyllo-enclosed packet.
— Irish Whiskey Cake. Show solidarity with Branson the chauffeur's advocacy for Irish independence.
— Victoria Sandwich Cake. A very British dessert named after the famed queen.
— White House Sticky Toffee Pudding. This take on the British treat comes from White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses.